SFE not Funding First year of my course

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Saifan Rashid
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I am going to study Architecture at the university of northumbria starting this September. I did a 2 year HNC course in college, and had to use SFC to pay for the course which was £2400 a year.

Now going into university my course is 4 years, with 1 year been abroad. They wont fund my first year and i gotta self fund the course, my first thought was to use my student maintenance loan but that surely will still not be enough to cover the £9250 of the course in the first year.

I have been on google for the last 5 hours trying to find something useful and haven't, I dont know if there is a way to get extra funding from the SFC to help me, or even from the university.

Now i was thinking if i were to pay of the 2 years that i studied at college, the money coming around to £5k, would they then pay for my course with no problem as i would be going into university not owning money to them.
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(Original post by Saifan Rashid)
I am going to study Architecture at the university of northumbria starting this September. I did a 2 year HNC course in college, and had to use SFC to pay for the course which was £2400 a year.

Now going into university my course is 4 years, with 1 year been abroad. They wont fund my first year and i gotta self fund the course, my first thought was to use my student maintenance loan but that surely will still not be enough to cover the £9250 of the course in the first year.

I have been on google for the last 5 hours trying to find something useful and haven't, I dont know if there is a way to get extra funding from the SFC to help me, or even from the university.

Now i was thinking if i were to pay of the 2 years that i studied at college, the money coming around to £5k, would they then pay for my course with no problem as i would be going into university not owning money to them.
Unfortunately it wont work and if you had posted 2 years ago I would have pointed out this issue.

Colleges are for level 3 qualifications which are funded by advanced leaner loans or free.
HNC are level 4 qualifications, but usually done in a year. If it was part time have you told them?. In any event if they class it as full time, then a HNC would count as 2 years although they are normally one.

Funding is degree length +1
They are counting it as 2 years , which means its now degree length -1, which means they will fund you from year 2.


Your other idea wont work. If you cna convince them your course should count as 1 year, then that might save you.
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(Original post by Saifan Rashid)
I am going to study Architecture at the university of northumbria starting this September. I did a 2 year HNC course in college, and had to use SFC to pay for the course which was £2400 a year.

Now going into university my course is 4 years, with 1 year been abroad. They wont fund my first year and i gotta self fund the course, my first thought was to use my student maintenance loan but that surely will still not be enough to cover the £9250 of the course in the first year.

I have been on google for the last 5 hours trying to find something useful and haven't, I dont know if there is a way to get extra funding from the SFC to help me, or even from the university.

Now i was thinking if i were to pay of the 2 years that i studied at college, the money coming around to £5k, would they then pay for my course with no problem as i would be going into university not owning money to them.
why dont you do the course without the year abroad? wouldn't that solve your issue?
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why dont you do the course without the year abroad? wouldn't that solve your issue?
student finance calculate years they fund by course length +1 -years already used, so that wouldn't solve the issue as it would still result in funded years being course length -1
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